gosh… could I be any later on his 2 month update?! I still can’t believe that Ford is already 2 months. Time has just been flying by. I am loving life with Ford and I’m so glad we have him in our lives. I can’t imagine life without him. I keep telling myself we should have had babies years ago, it’s so much fun being a mom.
Weight: 11lbs 8.5oz
Height: 23 3/4”
Doctor Appointment: Ford had his 2 month check up on 11/6. I’m loving his Nurse Practioner. She’s got a great attitude and is so good to answer my questions (and there are lots of questions) and not make me feel like a constant mom-fail. He had to get a bunch of vaccines (3 shots and one oral). I’ve never seen a nurse give shots so darn fast. Those girls have been trained well. I think she was done with all 3 shots before Ford even started to cry. He calmed down as soon as I picked him up and snoodled with him. I thought I’d cry when he got his shots (all of my friends talked about how sad they were when their babies got their shots) but I just laughed. I just think he’s so cute when he cries and I can’t help but smile at him.
Nicknames: Bubba, Bubbie (combination of baby & puppy – since Diz and I both called him puppy for the first few days(weeks?) of his life, it basically evolved to Bubbie – and stuck), and when I’m trying to get him to smile I call him Handsome Boy, Stink Butt & Stinky Booty.
Eating: Ford LOVES to eat. Boy has got a BIG appetite. We had to start supplementing with formula during his second week at daycare. I’m just not pumping enough to keep up with his appetite. We started with Similac Advance and just recently switched to the Kirkland brand. He has done great. He usually gets 2 (sometimes 3) 4oz bottles of breast milk and 2-8oz of formula at daycare (depending on how long he is there) and the rest he just nurses. Aside from a few latch issues and the typical nip soreness at the beginning, Ford has been a great nurser from the get-go. I’m fairly certain that I wouldn’t have to supplement if I was home full time – but that’s not in the cards and he’s doing great with the combination of both breast milk and formula. I’m hoping I can continue to breast feed, pump at work and keep the formula supplementation to a minimum for at least 6 months, and if I can make it to a year, I’d be ecstatic. Ford’s Nurse Practioner mentioned just getting through RSV season at a minimum, but I’m hoping for longer. I could (and probably will) write another post on breast feeding & pumping & going back to work. (trust me when I say, I’m doing everything I can to keep my supply up and increase pump output)
Sleeping: We have been BLESSED with a great sleeper. Right before I went back to work he slept for 6-7 hours a night, then we got a little wonky and he was sleeping anywhere from 5-7 hours. He usually goes down for the night around 11pm and wakes up around 5am, sometimes 4am, sometimes 6am. He naps pretty well at daycare (some days are better than others) – but will usually take a nap after every feeding, ranging from 1-2 hours.
Diapers: He’s in size 1 diapers. I prefer Huggies, but we have used Pampers and they work fine too. We have a box of Kirkland diapers in the 1-2 size but haven’t tried them yet. I think he’ll be in size 2 before we know it.
Clothing: Mostly 0-3months and some 3 months stuff. We didn’t have a ton of newborn clothing, the onesies still fit, tight, but they fit. His newborn pants are like capris on him and they need to be retired. We have some super cute outfits in the 3-6 size range and I can’t wait to see him in them!
Social: He is becoming a pro at smiling. He definitely warms your heart with his big smile. He does great at daycare and his teachers love him. Every time I pick him up they mention how sweet he is and such a snuggle bug. He loves his Momma & Daddy. He’s getting better with eye contact and starting to “talk”. It’s adorable.
Likes: being warm, put him near a heater or fireplace and he’s asleep in minutes, being sung to (especially Christmas songs and the ABCs), baths (most of the time), and hanging out in the swing and his play mat.
Dislikes: wet diapers (poor kid will SCREAM when he has a wet diaper), Nose Frida (I love it, but he hates it – poor kid has had a little bit of a snotty nose since starting daycare), and being swaddled (he fights it for a few minutes before he finally gives in and relaxes and falls asleep).
Momma: I am absolutely LOVING being a momma. I am so in LOVE with Ford. I had no idea I could love someone one SO much. No idea my heart could hold this much love. I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of the Mom thing. I still worry about everything, but I’ve come to realize that as long as we both make it to the end of the day in one piece, we’re doing great.
I’ve been back to work for a few weeks now and it’s gotten a lot easier. Of course, I wish I could stay home with him, but it’s just not in the cards for us right now. My first day back to work was the worst, I was hysterical, a complete mess, but each day has gotten better. My office is crazy right now (thank you insurance deductibles and patients who like to wait until the very last minute to have surgery). I’ve started working out again. And WHOA – it’s tough. I had no idea I’d lost so much endurance. We bought a new treadmill and I love it. I’m managing to get 1-2 runs in a week, which is not as much as I’d like, but it’s better than none. I’ve also managed to get to Elevated CrossFit once a week, obviously I’d like to be getting there more often, but I’m working on it. We’re trying to get a routine established, I know things will get easier and we’ll figure all the scheduling stuff out.
Daddy: Diz is a great daddy. He can always make Ford smile. He will usually spend some time in the morning after I’ve fed him and watch cartoons on the couch. He’s a little hesitant to change dirty diapers, but I don’t blame him, Ford has some nasty poopy diapers. Everyone says Ford is a mini-Diz (except his button nose – that’s all me!)
What we’re looking forward to: Thanksgiving and Christmas. I wanted to put up Christmas decorations last weekend, but Diz is making me wait until this weekend. I can’t wait to see Ford in front of the Christmas tree, all lit up. Ahhh. I ‘m so excited. 🙂
Definitely filling out and getting a little chunkier. And his baby acne finally cleared up… just in time to get cradle cap.